'A Glint of Gold'

We are so proud of our budding young performers and how they were able to convey all of their knowledge of the ancient Egyptian Gods, Kings and way of live to the stage in their recent production of ‘A Glint of Gold’. The play is about the dramatic discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

D-Day

As part of our work remembering the D-Day landings, we made parachutes and tested them.

Bysedd Gwyrdd

We really enjoyed working with Tom from Knighton Community Garden to tidy up and plant our own fruit and vegetables. Bendigedig Pawb!

Refugee Week

We marked Refugee Week by teaming up with volunteers from the local Refugee Support Group and Clayton Engineering to run an activity day on the theme of “Home.”

Children from across the whole school simulated the experience of some refugees.  Using donated and borrowed tents, poles, tarpaulins and groundsheets and lots of cardboard, the children separated into four nations and each made their home, as best they could.

Then two of the groups went in search of a better home and they began to travel the world. They helped each other through an obstacle course, before encountering the sea, a huge blue tarpaulin that they had to find a way to get their cuddly toy mascots across without falling in.  And would they be welcome?

Nick and Dave from Clayton Engineering joined us with two lifeboat launching tractors.  Clayton Engineering builds the machinery that launches all the RLNI Lifeboats all around the British coastline. RLNI volunteers rescue anyone in trouble at sea, including asylum seekers in the English Channel. Their cause is to save lives.

During the afternoon, children returned to their classes. 

Children in Reception and Year 1 looked at the story of Paddington and they thought carefully about the things that they would take with them if they had to leave their home.

Year 2 and 3 pupils were inspired by the work of Kate Daudy and they used a tent as their canvas for their ‘home’ inspired creations.

Pupils in Year 4  created artwork based on the work of artist Romero Britto on the theme of ‘hope’.

Pupils in Years 5 and 6 learnt more about the RLNI and created ideas for how they might raise funds for the RLNI.

History Detectives!

We enjoyed spending a lovely afternoon at St. Edward’s Church being ‘History Detectives’. We investigated and recorded data from the headstones and we even had the opportunity to look at some of the church records from over 300 years ago!

Cardiff trip _ Trip Caerdydd

Aethon ni i Gaerdydd. Aethon ni i Big Pit, St. Fagan’s, ar y speedboat, i’r Senedd, bowlio-deg, Techniquest ac Aberfan Memorial Garden.

We learned about the history of Wales. Some of us stayed away from home for the first time. We had to organise ourselves and our belongings. We had to share a room with other people. We persevered even when something was tough or tiring. Some of us had to be brave.

Caswon ni lawer o hwyl. We had lots of fun and the behaviour of our pupils was excellent!

A huge ‘thank you’ goes to each of the following for their generous donations: the Blakemore Foundation for their contribution towards our visit to Techniquest, to the Senedd for a grant towards our travel costs and to our Friends of School committee who enabled us to enjoy the speedboat! Diolch yn fawr iawn!

Our finished Sola System

Look at our AMAZING Solar System!! We have all worked extremely hard to make this fantastic Solar System. Great team work by all of the children!